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Losing a loved one is an immense time of suffering for a family, but that misfortune is amplified by the discovery that the cause of their death could have been avoided had the right precautions been taken. Few consider legal action in the wake of a loved one’s death, but it may be necessary to secure your future and get justice for your loss.
Birmingham is home to a variety of manufacturing and shipping industries or companies where your loved one might be injured or killed, and wrongful death spans much more than that too. Seek options if you believe your loved one was lost due to another’s negligence.
Our team of wrongful death attorneys at Morgan & Morgan’s Birmingham office is here to help families hurt by the avoidable tragedy of a wrongful death, and can explain to you your options and help you take the steps necessary to secure your future. Fill out our case review form to learn more today.
What Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Case?
Filing a wrongful death claim in Alabama is a different than in other states. Alabama is a more restrictive state, and only allows punitive damages to be recovered for a wrongful death. Damages are not expected to compensate the heirs for the loss of a loved one, and do not replace income.
Instead, they are responsible for punishing wrongdoing and to discourage or otherwise try to prevent the negligent act from occurring again. Any wrongful death action must be brought by the deceased’s personal representative This may appear to make providing for your family financially difficult, but a seasoned attorney in Birmingham can successfully portray the negligent act to give you the best chance at justice.
Our Biggest Successes
At Morgan & Morgan, we have handled many wrongful death cases successfully and recovered millions of dollars in compensation on behalf our clients. While every case is different, some of our largest wrongful death settlements include:
- $3 million settlement in a medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuit, in which medical professionals failed to diagnose and treat a 38-year-old father’s infection, causing his death.
- $1.6 million verdict awarded to a client who lost their loved one in a drunk driving accident.
- $1.4 million settlement after a truck driver was killed in a truck vs. truck collision where the defendant pulled from a driveway into his path of travel.
- $810,000 verdict after the failure to diagnose a 61-year-old man’s lung cancer.
Alabama Wrongful Death Attorneys Can Help You Seek Justice
No one who has recently lost a loved one should have to go it alone. At Morgan & Morgan, our wrongful death attorneys and staff are here to support families devastated by the avoidable loss of a loved one. If your family has lost a loved one in an auto accident or at the workplace, due to medical malpractice, at the hands of a defective product, or any other unexpected circumstance, we may be able to help.
While we cannot relieve your loss, we can potentially give your family financial peace of mind. Contact us today for a free consultation to find out what your legal options are and how one of our attorneys may be able to help.